The Schiff base compounds (1 and 2) are synthesized by the condensation reactions of 2-furan-2-yl-methylamine with 2-hydroxy-3-methoxy- and 2-hydroxy-5-methoxy-benzaldehydes and reduced with NaBH4 to give the new N/O-donor-type ligands (3 and 4). The monospirocyclotriphosphazenes containing 1,3,2-oxazaphosphorine rings (5 and 6) are prepared from the reactions of N3P3Cl6 with 3 and 4, respectively. The reactions of 5 and 6 with excess pyrrolidine, morpholine, and 1,4-dioxa-8-azaspiro [4,5] decane (DASD) produce tetrapyrrolidino (5a and 6a), morpholino (5b and 6b), and 1,4-dioxa-8-azaspiro [4,5] deca (5c and 6c) spirocyclotriphosphazenes. The structural investigations of the compounds are examined by H-1, C-13, P-31 NMR, DEPT, HSQC, and HMBC techniques. The solid-state structures of 5, 5a, and 6 are determined using X-ray crystallography. The compounds 5a, 5b, 5c, 6a, 6b, and 6c are subjected to antimicrobial activity against six patojen bacteria and two yeast strains. In addition, interactions between these compounds and pBR322 plasmid DNA are presented by agarose gel electrophoresis. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.